Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

Read more...

  Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

Close

Enterprising?
Enterprising 
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Career Interviews
Career Sectors
College Videos
Undergraduate Courses
Leaving Cert Subjects
Study Skills
Other
   
CV & Interview Preparation
School Work Experience
What employers want
Course Details
logo imagelogo image
 0

BN103
Business and Information Technology

Ed Zone

Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
230

2014 Points

230

Change from 2013: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 225
2012 - 210
2011 - 238
2010 - 235
2009 - 245
2008 - 280
2007 - 205
2006 - 215

What the symbols mean:
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

The combinations of Business and IT training makes this course an attractive to employers.


 
Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
BN103 - Business and Information Technology
IT Blanchardstown

From Qualifax...
Go...
BN103 - Business and Information Technology
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

FETAC Links header image

The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in three modules


FETAC Points Calculator
Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

The information technology umbrella can be quite large, covering many fields. IT professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include Data management, Computer networking, Computer engineering, computer hardware, database and software design, Systems management and System administration.



Course Suggestionsheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Marketing Management IT Tallaght 
Marketing Management Independent Colleges 
Marketing (Event Management) Dublin Business School 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School 
Business Computing DIT 
International Business American College 
Global Business (USA) DCU 
Logistics & Supply Chain Management DIT 
Gnó agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish) DCU 
Business and Management DIT 
Event Management DIT 
Accounting and Finance IT Blanchardstown 
International Business and Languages - (French) DIT 
Business Studies with Intensive English Language Preparation Independent Colleges 
Manufacturing Engineering with Business Studies DCU 
International Business and Languages - (German) DIT 
International Business and Languages - (Spanish) DIT 
International Business and Languages - (Italian) DIT 
Chinese and International Business DIT 
Business - Common Entry IT Blanchardstown 
Computer Science and Business TCD 
International Relations DCU 
Management Science and Information Systems Studies TCD 
International Business IT Blanchardstown 
International Business IT Blanchardstown 
Management IT Tallaght 
Business and Information Technology IT Blanchardstown 
Business (Psychology) Dublin Business School 
Human Resource Management DIT 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business and Information Technology IT Blanchardstown 
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship & Management Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Business in Management Grafton College 
Business Studies Independent Colleges 
Business Griffith College. Dublin 
Business College of Computer Training 
Business (Common Entry) IT Blanchardstown 
Business Studies Griffith College. Dublin 
Quantitative Business - Business Analytics UCD (NUI) 
Quantitative Business UCD (NUI) 
Business and Law Griffith College. Dublin 
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship Dun Laoghaire IADT 
International Hospitality Management Griffith College. Dublin 
Business Griffith College. Dublin 
Business American College 
Human Resource Management NCI 
Event Management American College 
Business NCI 
Business Management Dublin Business School 
Business Management - Marketing Dublin Business School 
Business Management - Project Management Dublin Business School 
Commerce UCD (NUI) 
Business and Law DIT 
Business (City Centre) IBAT College. Dublin 
Business IBAT College. Dublin 
Business IBAT College. Dublin 
Business Studies Independent Colleges 
Business Studies ICD Business School 
Commercial Management Independent Colleges 
Business Administration IT Tallaght 
Management IT Tallaght 
Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Business Studies (Law) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies with Chinese ICD Business School 
Business Studies (Human Resource Management) Dublin Business School 
International Business and Languages (English) DIT 
Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Business Studies DIT 
Business Studies (with Work Placement) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies DCU 
Business Management DIT 
Business Studies and Polish TCD 
International Hospitality Management Griffith College. Dublin 
Global Business (France) DCU 
Global Business (Germany) DCU 
Global Business (Spain) DCU 
Computer Applications DCU 
Computing IT Tallaght 
Computing & Multimedia Dorset College 
Enterprise Computing DCU 
Computing & Multimedia Dorset College 
Management of IT & IS - Online Flexible Learning DCU 
Digital Forensics and Cyber Security IT Blanchardstown 
Computer Science TCD 
Electronics and Computer Engineering IT Blanchardstown 
Computing (Information Technology) IT Blanchardstown 
Computing (Information Technology) IT Blanchardstown 
Computing (Information Technology) IT Blanchardstown 
Games Design DIT 
Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems IT Blanchardstown 
Information Technology College of Computer Training 
Computing Dublin Business School 
Computing in Information Technology College of Computer Training 
Information Technology College of Computer Training 
Computing in Multimedia Programming Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Computing Science Griffith College. Dublin 
Computing Griffith College. Dublin 
Computing Griffith College. Dublin 
Computational Problem solving and Software Development DCU 
Computing NCI 
Business Information Systems NCI 
Management of Technology in Business NCI 
Information Technology - Online Flexible Learning DCU 
Computing In Applications and Support NCI 
Business Information Systems (Cloud Computing) Dublin Business School 
Computer Science UCD (NUI) 
Networking Technologies DIT 
Computing & Multimedia Dorset College 
Computer Science and Language TCD 
Computer Science (International) DIT 
Information Technology IT Tallaght 
Automation Engineering DIT 
Computing IT Tallaght 
Information Technology Management IT Tallaght 
Information Technology Management IT Tallaght 
Computer and Communications Engineering DIT 
Computing DIT 
Computer Science DIT 
Computing Science (Cloud Computing) Griffith College. Dublin 
Business in Information Technology Dublin Business School 
Computing Science (Software Development) Griffith College. Dublin 
Computing Science (Network Management) Griffith College. Dublin 
Computing Science (Games Development) Griffith College. Dublin 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business Grafton College 
Business NCI 
Business Dorset College 
Business Dorset College 
Business Dublin Business School 
Computer Engineering IT Blanchardstown 
Electronic and Computer Engineering DCU 
Electronics and Communications Engineering DIT 
Computer Games Technology Griffith College. Dublin 
Arts (subject option: Economics) TCD 
Business Studies and German TCD 
Business Studies and Russian TCD 
Business Studies and Spanish TCD 
Legal and Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Economics UCD (NUI) 
Bar Studies (Management and Entrepreneurship) DIT 
Hospitality Management American College 
Law and Business TCD 
Legal and Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Engineering with Management TCD 
Multimedia Systems - Web Engineering Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Arts (subject option: Mathematics) TCD 
Mathematics TCD 
Theoretical Physics TCD 
Mathematical Sciences DIT 
Business in Retail Management Dublin Business School 
Retail and Services Management DIT 
International Languages UCD (NUI) 
Accounting and Finance NCI 
Business in Accounting Dublin Business School 

CAO Toolbox

14
   Course Search Wizard Course Search Wizard 
   Simple Search Simple Search 
   Course Matching (login rqrd) Course Matching (login rqrd) 
   New Courses New Courses 
   Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
   Points Calculator Points Calculator 
   CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
   Alert Lists Alert Lists 
   CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
   CAO Website CAO Website 
   CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
   CAO Timetable 2014 CAO Timetable 2014 
   CAO and STEM Careers CAO and STEM Careers 
   Vacant Places Vacant Places 

Career Guidance


Career Sectors
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Business Organisation & Business Management
Computers & Software

Career Suggestions
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.

Accountant
Bank / Financial Manager
Business Analyst
Business Consultant
Chartered Secretary
Database Administrator
Front Office Junior Manager
Management Accountant
Network Administrator
Payroll Manager
Project Manager - Software Design
Software Production Co-ordinator
Taxation Consultant
Travel Agency Manager
Web Developer
Animator
Applications Developer / Application Packager
Digital Media Designer
Multimedia Designer
Multimedia Technical Manager
IT Consultant
Management Consultant
Big Data Specialists
Change Manager
Computer Games Programmer
Computer Games Tester
Computer Programmer
Computer Scientist
Computer System Administrator
Computer Systems Analyst
Economist / Economist EU
Engineer - Computer Hardware
Engineer - Electronic
Engineer - Software
Engineer - Telecommunications
Forensic Computer Analyst
Geographical Information Systems Technicians
ICT Staff - EU
IT Manager
IT Project Manager
Operations Research Analysts
Psychologist - Occupational
Risk Analyst
Software Developer
Technical Architect
Test Lead - Software
Software Localisation
Computer / IT Support Specialist
Computer Assembly Technician
IT Trainer